Two men have been dragged before an Ile-Ife Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing cocoa beans worth N250,000 in Osun.
The men, Felix Philip, 20 and Michael Julius, 20, who were charged to court by the police were said to have broken into an apartment to tell the products.
Although they denied the charges preferred against them by the police, the defendants are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary, and stealing.
According to the police prosecutor, ASP Abdullahi Emmanuel, the defendants committed the offences on September 19, 2023, at Mosarajo village, Ile-Ife.
Emmanuel told the court that the defendants broke into and entered the house of one Olajide Rotimi and stole his one-and-a-half bags of dried cocoa beans, valued at N250,000.
The offences, he said, were contrary to and punishable under Sections 390(9), 411, and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Osun 2002.
The magistrate, Kikelomo Adebayo, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.
Adebayo said that the surety must swear an affidavit of means and reside within the court’s jurisdiction, in addition to evidence of a three-year tax clearance certificate.
She thereafter adjourned the case until October 17.
Meanwhile, Kano State Matchmaking and Marriage Association, known as ‘Mai Dalilin Aure’ in Hausa, has offered four women to tricycle rider Auwalu Salisu, who returned N15 million to a passenger who forgot the money in his tricycle.
Recall that the tricyclist became an internet sensation after returning N15 million forgotten in his tricycle to the Chadian owner.
Following the 22-year-old’s act of kindness and honesty, he has been getting recognition from government officials, individuals, and groups.
Also joining other Nigerians to offer donations, the chairman of the matchmaking association, Mukhtar Inuwa Yakasai, said that four women are available for him to choose from for marriage.
Speaking on Freedom Radio, Kano, Yakasai, said Salisu has exhibited the attributes of Prophet Muhammad (SAW); hence, the association’s decision to honour him with the gift of the women.
“There are 10 women for him to select four [of his choice]. Two of them are my daughters,” Yakasai asserted.